December 1, 2011

Giveaway: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry (Paperback)

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After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna’s soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning (“do no let her…”) before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish.

A haunted kitchen isn’t Ginny’s only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka “Demanda”) insists on selling their parents’ house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents’ belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn’t sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn’t know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father’s photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there’s only one way to get answers: cook from dead people’s recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.





Disclosure: I did not receive any form of compensation for this post. The prize is being provided by the publishing company.

59 comments:

So many books, so little time said...

Ooh this sounds different, my pre-loved comp is up if you want to take a look, good comp thanks

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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to win this one. It sounds really great!!

Linda Kish said...

This sounds very interesting.

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Karen C said...

I love the idea of a haunted kitchen and learning more about all those secrets!
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Kritter said...

I loved this book. I was able to meet the author at my local indie - I loved the combo of recipes and the autism aspect.

Darcie K. said...

I can't wait to read this!

Lydia Sharp said...

This is a great book! One of my favorites of 2011. Jael posted the PB cover image on her blog recently: http://simmerblog.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/11/the-kitchen-daughter-paperback-cover.html

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Deborah said...

I'd gladly cook my Grandmother's recipes for the chance to speak with her again. Sounds like a good read!

debbie said...

This has been on my TBR list for along time now.

AmandaSue said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

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Leah Baird said...

Sounds like a amazing book.

Kim ~ One Nutty Mama said...

I would love to win this book. If I could cook with any person in my family that has died ti would be my Grandpa.

Brittany said...

I need a new book!

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Hayley Locke said...

This book looks very interesting. Thank you for the chance to win.

Melissa Shirley said...

Looks like an interesting book.

Kristen said...

This sounds like a book I'd like to read.

lgm52 said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol M said...

I'd love to read this! It sounds really good!

Mary said...

I've been wanting to read this book for some time now.

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mamabunny13 said...

I would love to be able to cook with my dad.

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lyndsey said...

looks interesting i'd love to check it out
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Helen Keeler said...

I'd like to put The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry on my read list.
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janetfaye said...

This sounds like a great book to read.

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JHS said...

Looks intriguing! Count me in!

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cheralyn said...

Sounds great, I definitely want to read it! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

maria g said...

Looks to be an excellent read. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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katklaw777 said...

Sounds like a good one, thanks!

MRWriter said...

This sounds like a delicious read!

Carmen said...

What a awesome looking cover, very eye catching!

Nicole C. said...

I would love to read this book.

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sweetsue said...

This sounds fun!
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Sarita said...

I'd LOVE to win this book. I really would love read it.

clynsg said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy.

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Richard Breidenbach said...

Sounds pretty interesting, hope I win! :)

Hoa said...

I would love to read this book.

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randio said...

This one has been on my to read list for quite awhile.

bored2quickly said...

This sounds like a great read! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Kelly Grant said...

sounds like an interesting read.

Desmond said...

Count me in, please!

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Simone said...

This is on my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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erma said...

I'd love to have this.
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Daniel M said...

looks like a good one, really like ghost stories - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

melissa said...

I would like to read this book
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tracey said...

thanks
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good read
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trichie said...

sounds like a great book

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

great for my daughter
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babytrees said...

looks like a great book!!

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cassandra said...

This seems so interesting, love the ghost stories :)
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Anonymous said...

I love the cover of this book!

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Stacy said...

I love books about cooking/food and books about ghosts, so I am sure to love this one.

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Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of this book before, but it sounds great. So even if I don't win, I'll have to get it!
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Ashley Brauer said...

Just what I need...another book. I say it partly sarcastically, and at the same time...it is what I need. But seriously...books are like oxygen to me!

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daveshir2005 said...

I can't wait to read this. Thanks

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Jim said...

sounds like a great movie

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daniel thornton said...

I hope I win. Thanks for the chance.

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Timshaun said...

This sounds like a great book
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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this.
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